So, What is Gloving?
Gloving is different things for different people, but at its heart, gloving is an artform. Gloving mixes technology and art; dance and electronics. We aim to make that boundary seamless. Gloving utilizes LEDs and dance moves from various background to create dazzling displays of color and dexterity. We wanted to create lights that would push the boundaries of what we could do and create whole new styles for this beautiful art.
The Future Is Here. Don't Be Left in the Dark.
As glovers evolve and become more unique with their shows, so should the technology that they use. We have been constantly amazed with the creativity and passion of the glovers in this community. We believe it's time for your technology to catch up and stop limiting your potential.
Why the Kinetic is Perfect for YOU!
It's simple: the Kinetic is the funnest chip on the market. Over and over, when we ask for feedback from glovers, they tell us how they expected all the tech and features to be really cool and expand their styles. What they didn't expect was to have so much fun. We've had many people who previously had no interest in gloving say that the Kinetic changed that for them.
Beginners: the Kinetic is the only light on the market that teaches you the fundamentals of gloving. It teaches you important concepts such as speed control, musicality, and perfect angles by its design. If you want to excel at gloving in as little time as possible, this is the absolute best way to achieve your dream. Not to mention, you'll never need to upgrade your set again.
Advanced: the Kinetic is jam-packed with features like nothing else on the market. It combines revolutionary technology with a dead-simple interface. With the Mode Control features and True Brightness Control it is the most customizable light on the market, letting you fully control your modes and shows. Even better, we can already see that new styles of gloving will be created using the Kinetic much like the Inova did for impacts. Be one of the trail blazers (get it, trails?) and start creating a truly unique style. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention the Accel technology?
Full Overview of the Kinetic
What moves you? Our patent pending Accel technology allows the Kinetic to dynamically react to your movements. The built-in accelerometer measures your motion and position. 4 included Accel modes cause colors to react in unique ways to all your moves. The Limited Edition Kinetic also includes a 5th Accel mode. Flow, tech, impacts, liquid, tutting, conjuring, and digits never looked so good.
We're sure there are some styles we left out, we're just waiting for you to create them.
Incredible New Modes
The Kinetic comes with 6 modes: 4 Accel and 2 Classic. Each of the
Accel modes can be individually customized with up to 3 different
colors to create mind-bending effects. The Classic modes are designed to give you the tools and technology to create any mode you want, using up to 12 individual colors. Using the Classic modes, you can recreate your favorite effects from past lights or take the power into YOUR hands and make something no one has seen before.
The Limited Edition Kickstarter Kinetic comes with one additional Accel mode: Meta mode. Meta mode is so amazing, you'll have to wait to read about it at the bottom of the page so that it's not all you're thinking about while reading the other amazing features.
How many times have you been forced to reprogram your lights because you forgot which color you had just selected? How about realizing the colors you just chose don't play well with the mode you're on... again? We’re introducing Playback, an all-new programming feature that lets you view the current look of your selected mode before choosing your next color. Never again will you be forced to reprogram your lights because you forgot which color you had just picked. Paired with the color coded programming, it makes mode and color selection simple, even for complete beginners.
A Truly Futuristic Light
We started from the ground up to bring you a truly Futuristic Light that will change the way you glove forever. Designed to be small and compact, yet beautiful, this is the most intelligent microlight to ever be released. Built with the best high-end components available and jam packed with features, the Kinetic trumps every microlight currently on the market.
Tired of the same drab colors that all look the same after a while? The Kinetic is loaded with 19 vivid colors and a blank, paired with
True Brightness Control. The colors were painstakingly crafted in our color laboratory using feedback from glovers and a leprechaun we captured at the end of a rainbow. Together, they helped us harness the brightest and most distinct colors on the market. True Brightness Control allows for three brightness settings: high, medium, and low, to give you more variety in your color options than your retinas can handle.
Did we mention that our Sandbox modes allow you to choose up to 12 colors? Woah, dude.
We've all been there: you want to switch to your face-melting mode in time for the nasty bass drop but first you have to navigate through 3 other modes and what seems like 1000 button clicks. Of course, you miss the drop, and curse the heavens. Never again.
Mode Control includes three settings: Move to Front, Lock-In, and Conjure.
- The Move to Front feature allows users to rearrange their modes into any order they choose. Want to start your show with some flowy liquid using the Kinetic mode before switching to some mind-melting tech using the Geo mode and finishing your opponent...umm I mean recipient...using Meta mode? We've got ya covered.
- The Lock-In feature lets you choose which modes you want to show or hide. Don't want the hassle of navigating through all your modes and just want to use Spectrum mode and a 12 color ribbon for a life changing color experience? Sure thing.
- Conjure mode turns any one of your six modes into a on/off switch. As if that's not enough, it's dead easy to navigate out of during a show without anyone knowing. WARNING: using the Conjure mode with the Accel features may leave observers in a state of confused ecstasy.
Regular Edition Kinetic
For this one, we're throwing everything at you but the kitchen sink. The regular edition Kinetic comes with six modes (4 Accel, 2 Classic) and everything you need to rip open your package and let the light start moving you. The regular edition Kinetic chip is navy blue and engraved with Kinetic, ∞, and Futuristic Lights as shown below on the battery contact. Each Kinetic also comes with a clear casing, 2 1620 batteries for 15+ hours of play, and a diffuser to spread the light and make it appear even larger. Full sets of 10 Kinetics include brand spankin' new fresh white gloves.
Limited Edition Kickstarter Kinetic
Get your cameras ready for an unboxing video of epic proportions. The Limited Edition Kickstarter Kinetic comes with seven modes (5 Accel, 2 Classic) including the game changing Meta mode. Add to that a Limited Edition green board engraved with Kickstarter on it and no one will doubt that you're a diehard Futuristic Lights fan. The green board is also engraved with ∞ and Futuristic Lights as shown below on the battery contact. Each Limited Edition Kickstarter Kinetic also comes with a clear casing, 2 1620 batteries for 15+ hours of play, and a diffuser to spread the light and make it appear even larger. Full sets of 10 Kinetics include the freshest whites that you've ever seen.
We've included everything you could possibly need to start making the most creative lightshows ever seen, now all that's needed is you.
LIMITED EDITION Kickstarter Meta Mode
When in doubt, whip it out. Well, maybe not so much with current strobe effects. This mode was specifically designed to give you the perfect strobe speed for the best trails, no matter how fast you're throwing down. We've always loved hyperstrobes and strobies, but felt that those modes left faster movements undefined. Dops are dope, but they tend to be dim and not spaced out enough for slower movements.
Problem? What problem?! Meta mode automatically switches the strobe speed based upon YOUR speed. Starts off as a ridiculously bright and flashy hyperstrobe when moving slowly, and morphs smoothly into a defined strobie effect at a medium speed. Finally, when throwing quick movements such as flails or whips, you get the full on dop effect, clearly outlining your moves and leaving crisp trails. Let's try that again: When in doubt, Meta out.
Meta mode is ONLY available for the Limited Edition Kickstarter Kinetic! There will be a limited amount of these available so be sure to claim yours quickly. (This mode will only be available on the Limited Edition Kickstarter Kinetic.)
Accel Mode 1: Kinetic
This mode was inspired by all the awesome flow glovers in the community. This one's for you! You can actually SEE the speed of your flow. The colors change the faster you go: the first color will be strobed when you are still or moving slowly. As you go faster, the strobes fade into the second color. Faster still, and the second color fades into the third. Try making one of the colors a blank for some magical-seeming effects.
Our lawyers tell us we have to post this: WARNING: placing a blank as the first color on Kinetic mode while using Conjure features will leave users highly confused. Extended exposure may cause face-meltage.
Accel Mode 2: Geo
Time to learn about angles in our favorite class -- Geometry. We know you, you're the type of person who is tutting during class, tutting when driving, tutting when...everything! Take your tutting and digits to the next level with Geo mode. When the Kinetic is pointing up, it strobes the first color. As you tilt it towards level, it fades into the second color. Dip below level, and the second color fades into the third. If you only picked two colors, level will be an equal blend of the two chosen colors. As you move faster, the Kinetic will change into a three color strobe using the colors you chose. Geometry class was never this fun.
Note: this mode is a match made in heaven for anyone looking to perfect their angles or take their tutting to the next level!
Accel Mode 3: Multi
Ever record a show just to find out that you weren't going the speed you thought you were? Want a multi-color strobe where you can easily choose the idle color with one click? Easy as 1-2-3. The strobe gets more colors as the movement speeds up: when still or moving slowly, the first color selected is strobed. Go a bit faster, and the second color is added. Faster still, and the third color, if there is one, is added to make a three-color strobe.
Note: Multi mode will make you a master of speed control. Get instant feedback on how fast you're moving and become a lightshow ninja!
Accel Mode 4: Spectrum
Your liquid will never look the same. Spectrum mode was created in our color laboratory with help from the leprechaun using the magic of the rainbow. Follow the rainbow to its end and you'll find...a secret strobe! When still or moving slowly, the Kinetic gently fades through all the colors of the spectrum. Speed up, and it suddenly becomes a fast strobe of the three colors you've selected.
Your liquid is welcome.
Classic Modes 5 & 6: Sandbox
We believe that no matter how hard we try, the best modes will come from creative glovers like you! In our Sandbox modes, you can play around and create any mode you can think of, or recreate any currently available mode. The Kinetic creates a quick ribbon of up to twelve colors of your choice with gaps wherever you select a blank. This allows recreating almost any strobe, ribbon, tracer, strobie, and more. With True Brightness Control, the power is truly in your hands to create anything you can think of!
Full Light Show Preview
The Kinetic you see here is a fully functional prototype and 100% ready to bring to market. It's the result of over a year of testing, developing, designing, and getting feedback from the gloving community all to revolutionize the art of gloving!
We are ready to launch the KINETIC!
We can change the world of light shows with your help and support.
Your contribution will help us:
- Get the Kinetic into your hands, or should we say, onto your fingertips
- Create whole new styles of gloving born around the Kinetic (like the Inova did for conjuring)
- Order final production electronics
- Officially launch the first motion-reactive microlight
Risks and challenges
We have fully working prototypes that we've been testing for weeks, and a manufacturer lined up with the skill and capacity to make the Kinetic. The biggest risk is that one of the components needed may not be in stock when it is time to go to production, as factory lead times can be as much as two months. Should this happen, we might not be able to meet our April delivery date, but we are still committed to getting you the Kinetic as soon as possible.
Note to International Backers: The United States Postal Service forbids shipping more than four lithium metal cells per shipment internationally, so we are unable to include batteries in reward levels of $120 and up for international shipments. Some countries, such as Germany, have additional restrictions: check your country at http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immctry.htmLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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